For the North Baltimore Tigers and the Arcadia Redskins, week 3 is a chance to edge out a victory over an evenly matched opponent. The Tigers come into Friday as 7-point favorites, but the Redskins will also step on the field expecting to come away with the win. With two teams coming in expecting the win, we won't know for sure who's the better team until they take the field on Friday. There is a certain degree of familiarity between the two teams after they faced off last season. Last year, the Tigers got the better of the Redskins, winning by a score of 54 - 14.
North Baltimore, projected to finish the season at 2-8, will get a chance to show improvement on Friday. Still relatively early in the season, there are plenty of opportunities remaining to put wins together. So far this season, they've been lacking statistically on both sides of the ball. In Division 7, they rank 99th on offense, scoring an average of 3.5 points per game - on defense, they rank 104th, giving up an average of 54.5.
Arcadia hopes to make the most of the game on Friday despite being projected to finish 25th in the regional playoff standings. Expected to finish the season 1-9, they look to exceed expectations and defend their home field. Neither side of the ball has been particularly strong for the Redskins. Their offense scores an average of 8.5 points per game and their defense allows an average of 41.5 points per game, ranking 86th and 95th in Division 7 respectively.
Prediction: North Baltimore to win (74.75% chance of victory)